“GIVE A LITTLE, CHANGE A LOT”
In 2014, Her Excellency Lady Williams founded The Halo Foundation, a non-profit organization managed by a voluntary Board of Directors. One of the main goals of this umbrella charity is to bring greater attention to the social welfare and educational needs of the less fortunate citizens of Antigua and Barbuda, with special emphasis on youth.
The organization provides advocacy and support to 35 local charities under the patronage of the Governor General and spouse, that are dedicated to addressing Youth and Education, Health and Social Welfare, and Civic and Community initiative.
The Halo Foundation’s message has gained momentum and the organization is concentrated upon the growth of its community outreach. The accomplishments of the Halo Foundation in meeting the diverse needs of these various charities, have been driven by the generous financial and product support of several corporations and private sponsors, all to whom Halo is extremely grateful.
There is a youth arm of the Foundation known as Generation Y, which undertakes to assist all the charities under Halo through the leadership and resourcefulness of its young and dynamic team of volunteers. One area of particular concern is that of youth at risk, and the eradication of bullying in schools.
Halo seeks to come to the aid of those in society who happen not to fall under the “patronage” umbrella, but who have a demonstrated need for assistance. This includes the provision of academic and humanitarian university scholarships, and the encouragement of music and the arts among the nation’s youth. The “Halo Hero Humanitarian Award” is a gold medal presented at the primary, secondary and tertiary educational institution levels to students who have made a significant humanitarian impact in their community, having performed selfless acts of kindness or bravery.
"To assist in the alleviation of poverty, illness, neglect, violence and abuse, with respect to victims of all ages, creeds, races and political persuasions in Antigua and Barbuda and within the wider Caribbean region".
To view a list of the Halo Foundation Patronages, please click here.
For more information, please visit the Halo Foundation website here - www.foundationhalo.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.